DRomance and AdventureC
They say that Maui is the heart chakra of the world, and we don’t doubt it. There are so many incredibly romantic activities to share together on the island. Here are a few to get your juices flowing…
Sunset Yoga on the Beach
What better way to wind down a perfect day than a sunset practice to the sound of waves lapping the shore? Available as group or private sessions, beach yoga (either at sunrise or sunset) is accessible to all levels of experience, and is bound to be an experience you’ll remember forever. Talk to us about organizing a session for the two of you or even your whole wedding party.
Tropical Spa for Two
Share a moment of pure bliss together. Massages and facials with the person you love are wonderful in and of themselves. Pair them with a peaceful streamside setting, in the privacy of lush tropical gardens, and you come pretty close to heaven. We would be happy to arrange this for you at The Spa at Hotel Wailea.
Romantic Waterfall Swim
There is no shortage of waterfalls on Maui, but one that lends itself to that ideal romantic moment is Waimoku Falls in Kipahulu. An easy, but fairly long, 4 mile round trip hike takes you through bamboo forests and sweet-smelling guava orchards to a towering 400 ft sheer wall of lava and Waimoku Falls. It does get crowded, but if you are early (or late) enough, you could be lucky to have the pool all to yourself.
For adventure-seekers, there are plenty of activities that are sure to satisfy those cravings. Get your adrenaline high with a kiteboarding lesson at Kanaha Beach, or dive with thousands of sea creatures in the crystal clear waters of Molokini Crater.
Kiteboarding at Kanaha
Imagine feeling the wind pull you across wide open ocean with all the speed of wakeboarding and all the freedom of paragliding. Kiteboarding is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, and though it may seem intimidating at first, is easy to pick up quickly with the proper instruction. Private or semi-private lessons are available at the beginner, intermediate and expert levels. For more info: ksmaui.com
Stand Up Paddling Adventures
Explore the shoreline of the south coast, or cruise in open water past bobbing sea turtles. Stand up paddling (SUP) is a fantastic way to connect with each other, and the ocean around you. Hourly or daily rentals are easy to find all over the island, and in calm waters, even beginners can be up on their feet in no time.
Humpback whales come to Maui to breed in the sheltered waters of the Maui Basin. From December to April, you can watch these beautiful creatures breech (leap out of the water) as they vie for the attention of potential mates below (or so one theory goes). Tours run daily out of Ma’alaea and Lahaina Harbor – and if you happen to be here on a full moon, a romantic night cruise to hear the whales sing is unforgettable!
Makena’s Little Beach
For the culturally adventurous, Maui’s only recognized nude beach is an eclectic mix of young and old, male and female, naked and clothed. As the sun sets on Sunday evenings, the drum circles start their beats and fire dancers take turns wowing the crowd (yes, some still bare). It is an unforgettable experience to say the least. Please be respectful.
Home to hundreds of species of fish and coral (some found only in these waters), Molokini Crater is a snorkeling and diving paradise. With a variety of great spots, first-time snorkelers will be just as satisfied as highly experienced divers. Boats run regularly from both Ma’alaea and Lahaina Harbor, though for a shorter, more pleasant ride opt for a Ma’alaea tour.